White House Revokes Press Pass Of CNN's Jim Acosta

White House Revokes Press Pass Of CNN's Jim Acosta

When the president tried to go to another journalist, Acosta declined to give up the microphone and asked about possible indictments by special counsel Robert Mueller based on the ongoing investigation into Trump's presidential campaign. Video shows they may have touched.

"President Trump believes in a free press and expects and welcomes tough questions of him and his administration", Sanders wrote in a series of tweets after the incident.

The move will be seen as clear interference with the way White House Correspondents' Association members cover the administration.

The video has quickly become a flashpoint in the battle over viral misinformation, turning a live interaction watched by thousands in real time into just another ideological tug-of-war.

During a contentious back and forth with Trump, Acosta held onto a microphone as the intern attempted to transfer it to NBC News' Peter Alexander.

One video that is circulating widely appears to have doctored Mr Acosta's movements. "It was about his racist ad on the caravan that they were running before the midterms".

Even as U.S. president Donald Trump celebrated Republican gains in the Senate in the aftermath of 2018 midterm election and threatened Democrats who won back control of the House (and with it the power to investigate the president's personal and professional conduct), many dailies and newspapers agreed: While the Democrats taking back one lever of power spelled some trouble for Trump, it was hardly a total victory.

'That's enough, ' Trump said pointing at Acosta, who kept trying to talk.

Sanders said that Acosta had been barred from the White House because of his "unacceptable" behavior on Wednesday afternoon.

"I do think, Anderson, that this is a test for all of us", he said. Others took Sanders' view. Instead, they found the quality and clarity of the original video was watered down, ultimately obfuscating what actually happened. You can compare the two videos below.

However, the footage Sanders shared was missing the audio, zoomed in and repeated. When Watson took the GIF, which had half the frames as a video, and then turned it into a video, the software likely blended the missing frames. Watson, who did not immediately respond to requests for comment, told BuzzFeed he created the video by downloading an animated image from conservative news site Daily Wire, zooming in and saving it as a video - a conversion he says could have made it "look a tiny bit different".

Mr Acosta persisted, saying: "They are hundreds of miles away. It's like buying a 24 karat ring to find it was 12 karats", Voshart said.